In this lecture students will be challenged to:
1.appreciate the significance and uniqueness of Earth's ocean.
2.label the continents and the seven major divisions to the ocean.
3.examine the various hypotheses as to the origin of the ocean.
4.learn and understand why the ocean is salty.
5.appreciate the historical significance of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger.
6.realize that oceanography is a blend of other scientific disciplines.
7.investigate the various types of equipment oceanographers use to explore the ocean.
8.learn and understand the source and types of ocean floor sediments.